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Trump Reaches 53 Percent Approval Rating in Latest Rasmussen Poll, Highest All Year,

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows President Trump peaking in popularity just weeks before the November 3 election.

The president’s approval rating on Friday reached 53 percent, his highest approval rating in a year, outperforming former president Obama, who had a 49 percent approval rating at this point in his presidency. Trump’s approval rating has been at or above 51 percent for five days in a row in Rasmussen’s polls.

The poll also shows that 45 percent of Americans said Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. The president was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice last week for brokering two historic peace deals. In August, the Trump administration brokered a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates what included “full normalization of relations.” Additionally, Trump brokered yet another historic deal between Serbia and Kosovo earlier this month.

Although Rasmussen has consistently shown better poll results for the president than other national pollsters, it is important to note that it was the most accurate poll in 2016.

According to Rasmussen, the last time Trump reached 53 percent in his poll was when Pelosi announced that the House would begin impeachment proceedings.

Moreover, for the first time this week, Rasmussen showed Trump beating 47 percent to 46 percent in the 2020 election.

The president’s law and order messaging seems to be resonating with the American people.

 

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Black Man Goes on Anti-Trump Rampage in CA, Punches Several Women, Including an 84-Year-Old

A 33-year-old black man went on an anti-Trump rampage in Aliso Viejo, California, Wednesday evening, allegedly assaulting several females—including an 84-year-old woman—during a Trump rally.

One woman was reportedly hospitalized with a neck injury. The elderly woman was left battered and bruised by the attack.

“He took his hand way back like he was going to punch me, and [he] hit me right across the face!” Donna Snow told CBSLA. “Broke my earrings off.”

Cynthia Cantrelle-Westman told KTLA that the rally was was winding down when “this character out of nowhere came and we thought he was going to join our group.”

But the man, identified as Alvin Gary Shaw, appeared to be in the throes of a violent Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) episode.

“You out here disrespecting my people!” he can be heard saying in video footage of the altercation.

He was “using profanity from the minute he arrived,” Westman told KTLA. Witnesses also said he blew smoke in the Trump supporters’ faces before physically attacking them.

Snow said the TDS sufferer “kept coming up to me and getting in my face and all he could say was the F-word.” She said he wouldn’t leave her alone.

“He took his cigar—whatever it was filled with, marijuana—whatever—he put it on my brand new Trump sign!” Snow exclaimed. “They’re not giving away Trump signs in California, okay? So that made me a little upset. And I said, ‘what are you doing? You can’t do that?!”

That’s when the brute allegedly punched her in the face. She managed to keep her balance, CBSLA reported, but another person was knocked to the ground while trying to help others. A third victim was reportedly taken to the hospital with a neck injury.

Shaw was armed with a small folding knife, which deputies later found in a nearby bush,

A retired police officer who was on the scene pulled his gun on the assailant as he attempted to flee, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“Upon arrival, deputies found that a retired police officer from an agency outside of Orange County had detained an adult male subject,” said Sgt. Dennis Breckner.

Shaw was arrested “on suspicion of elder abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and assault and battery after allegedly attacking three people in attendance,” the sheriff’s office said.

 

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Two Campaign Workers for GOP Opponent of Minn. Rep. Ilhan Omar Shot, One Fatally, Amid Deadly Crime Wave

Two campaign staffers for the Republican congressional candidate running against Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar were shot in Minneapolis on Monday, one of them fatally.

A teenager and another individual who worked on Republican Lacy Johnson’s campaign were both shot outside of a gas station on Minneapolis’ north side. Andre Conley, a 17-year-old outreach coordinator for Johnson’s campaign, was killed in the attack. The other outreach coordinator was taken to the hospital in serious condition and is expected to survive.

Minneapolis has seen homicides spike 87 per cent in the wake of the George Floyd riots and the city council’s efforts to “dismantle the police.”

The staffers were not performing campaign duties at the time of the incident, the Johnson campaign said. According to police, one or more assailants opened fire on a group of people standing in front of the gas station and then fled on foot.

Police took a suspect into custody Thursday morning following a high-speed pursuit, the Daily Mail reported.

Just before 7am on Thursday, police attempted to pull over a suspect wanted in Conley’s killing, reported KARE11.

A police spokesperson said that the man fled, leading officers on a high-speed chase that led down Interstate 394 westbound to northbound Highway 169.

The suspect was eventually apprehended after crashing his car in Plymouth.

“It is shocking and unnecessary acts of violence like this that prove why change is needed now more than ever in our community,” Johnson said. “The shooting did not occur during a campaign or outreach and we do not believe it has any connection to their work for the campaign.”

Authorities say there is nothing to suggest the attack was motivated by politics.

The fatal shooting, however, comes just two months after the Minneapolis City Council voted to defund the police.

Now, council members are griping about the predictable surge of crime in the city.

During a business meeting on Tuesday, members of the Council questioned police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the increase in crime, including daylight car jackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police'” Council Member Jamal Osman complained, adding that calls to the Minneapolis Police Department from constituents have gone unanswered.

Crime data from the Minneapolis Police Department shows homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, theft from motor vehicles and arson were all up in the city so far in 2020, when compared with 2019 up until September 15.

Violent crime, including domestic aggravated assault, was up almost 15 per cent in the first nine months of the year, while property crime was up almost eight per cent in the same time period.

Of all the crimes that have increased, homicide saw the largest spike of 87 per cent, rising from 30 in 2019 to 56 in 2020, while incidents of arson have increased by 82 per cent over the total at this point in 2019.

Robbery rose from 931 to 1,275 (37 percent) while incidents of aggravated assault increased from 1,750 in 2019 to 2,100 this year (20 percent). Meanwhile, rape fell by 22 percent, and domestic aggravated assault fell by 8.4 percent.

In terms of property crimes, burglary rose from 2,223 to 2,785 (25 percent), thefts from motor vehicles rose from 3,127 to 3,937 (26 percent), and auto theft rose from 1,982 to 2,766 (40 percent), while larceny fell by almost 10 percent.

President of the Council Lisa Bender reportedly accused the police of purposefully not enforcing the law or making arrests.

‘This is not new,’ Bender said. “But it is very concerning in the current context.”

Johnson on Thursday ripped the lawmakers for being such brazen hypocrites.

“The hypocrisy and failure that we’re seeing from this City Council is astounding and deeply troubling,”  Johnson said on Fox News.

The Republican pointed out that the council had been calling for the ‘dismantling or demilitarizing or the disarming of police’ all summer long.

‘Now they’re turning around and blaming these brave officers for a situation that they have created,’ Johnson declared.

 

The Minneapolis City Council in June approved an amendment to remove $1.1 million from the police department’s budget as part of its multi-step plan to dismantle the MPD. That money was to be allocated toward the health department in order to hire “violence interrupters.”

“No singular action is going to undo longstanding systemic oppression, racial oppression,” said council member Jeremiah Ellison.
“This is one action of many that we need to take on the road to a more equitable and just system that keeps people safe.”

Unfortunately, there were no “violence interrupters” near that North Minneapolis gas station to keep young Andre Conley safe.

 

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In Leaked Nov. 2016 Phone Call With Ukraine President, Biden Sought to Undermine Trump Administration

In November of 2016, then-Vice President Joe Biden belittled and sought to undermine the incoming Trump administration, a recently leaked phone call between Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reveals.

In the call, which was brought to light by Ukrainian politician Andriy Derkach, the outgoing veep told Poroshenko that he had withheld certain information regarding Ukraine from the Trump transition team because they lacked foreign policy experience. Biden also promised to stay “deeply engaged” in Ukraine policy even after he left office.

Biden famously threatened Poroshenko in March 2016, telling him that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees if he didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating corruption at Burisma Holdings, a natural gas company that employed his son Hunter Biden.

Last May, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky called for an investigation after audio recordings from that telephone conversation leaked.

Shokin described how Poroshenko had pressured him to tank the Burisma investigation in a a sworn affidavit prepared for a European court.

“On several occasions President Poroshenko asked me to have a look at the case against Burisma and consider the possibility of winding down the investigative actions in respect of this company but I refused to close this investigation,” Shokin testified. “The truth is that I was forced out because I was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma Holdings, a natural gas firm active in Ukraine and Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was a member of the Board of Directors.”

In the November 16, 2016 phone call, Biden told Poroshenko that Trump’s team was not up to speed and unprepared for the transition: “The truth of the matter is that the incoming administration doesn’t know a great deal about the situation,” he said.

Biden also asked the then-president of Ukraine what he said in his phone call with the newly elected Trump, saying that his potential trip to Ukraine in December depended on the answer.

“With regard to my coming on the 21st, as I told you I can never come … the 21st. I am going to try to come immediately after, in early December. But here’s where I am now, part of my answer to that depends on what was your conversation with our president-elect?” Biden said.

The former vice president then began disparaging the incoming Trump team in earnest, saying that they did not think they were going to win the election and because of this, the incoming administration was not up to the job.

“One of the things I’ve been doing is spending — they are not making the — I’m not being critical, but they, the new administration, the incoming administration has been very, very slow on getting ready for transition,” Biden said. “Quite frankly, like most of America, they didn’t think they were going to win the election, so they did not have a fulsome transition team. As a matter of fact, they changed their transition team. Transition is a very, very delicate and precise dance, it goes on from administration to administration over the last 100 years and it requires the exchange of classified information and the like,” he continued.

Biden went on to divulge that he had withheld some information regarding Ukraine from members of the Trump transition team.

“And the people they put forward to be part of the transition have to be cleared to do that, just as we had to be cleared after the Bush administration, etc. They have not done that, they’re trying to catch up and do it now since they fired the guy who headed up the transition just last week. The reason I bother to tell you that is I have been somewhat limited on what I am able to tell their team about Ukraine,” he explained.

In November of 2016, Trump fired two very questionable individuals who had been handling national security for the transition, former Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan and lobbyist Matthew Freedman. The “purge” was reportedly  orchestrated by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser.

“The truth of the matter is that the incoming administration doesn’t know a great deal about the situation. So I am meeting with the vice president-elect, who is the only one who has any foreign policy experience,” he added, referring to Vice President Mike Pence.

At the time, it should be noted, the FBI was conducting a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia based the Democrat-funded opposition research gathered by the anti-Trump former British spy Christopher Steele.

Poroshenko said that Biden played “an enormous role in bringing peace to my country, and actually save my country,” and Biden thanked him for his kind words. He went on to divulge his plans to remain involved in U.S-Ukrainian policy even after leaving office.

“Well, you’re awfully generous,” Biden said, adding, “I don’t plan on going away. As a private citizen, I plan on staying deeply engaged in the endeavor that you have begun and we have begun.”

The former VP then expressed concern that the incoming administration might question his motives if he set up a foreign policy backchannel for himself after he left office as a private citizen.

“I’m worried that they don’t know enough, they will think I’m trying to game them,” Biden explained. “They will think I am trying to put them in a corner. They will question my motives in going before they are fully briefed. And I’m sure you understand that, you’re a good negotiator,” he added.

In a post at the Federalist Thursday, Alex Plitsas, a national security expert and U.S. Army combat veteran of the Iraq War, called Biden’s offer to set up a backchannel with Ukraine after he left office a potential Logan Act violation, an ironic twist since it was Biden himself who suggested using the rarely used law against National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as a pretext to pursue criminal charges against him.

The Logan Act bars private citizens from engaging in U.S. foreign policy, although its constitutionality remains questionable and no person has ever been convicted of violating it since it was signed into law in 1799. Ironically, this is the same act that, at Joe Biden’s suggestion, the FBI accused National Security Advisor Michael Flynn of violating as a result of a discussion Flynn had with the Russian ambassador to the United States around nearly the same time as Biden’s call with Poroshenko.

Plitsas pointed out that the conversation posed a threat to national security since the call had “obviously” been recorded by the Ukrainians (because it was leaked by a Ukrainian member of Parliament) and probably also recorded by Russian intelligence services.
So Biden, the sitting vice president of the United States, told a foreign leader whose country was part of a highly classified FBI counterintelligence investigation that there were things he couldn’t share about his country with the incoming administration and that they weren’t cleared. We now know from subsequent investigations that the Trump administration did not in fact collude with Russia, but at the time, Biden didn’t and he was privy to the fact that the FBI had opened the investigation.

If Russian intelligence had actually penetrated the incoming Trump administration, Biden’s comments would have almost certainly tipped them off that something was amiss, placing our national security in grave danger.

Additionally, it is mind-boggling that the vice president felt comfortable telling a foreign leader that there were things he was unable to tell the incoming administration at the same time the Department of Justice and the FBI failed to notify President-elect Trump of potential counterintelligence risks (that ended up not being true) posed by members of his campaign team who might join his administration in official capacities.

Robert Gates, who served as defense secretary for the Obama administration, said in his memoir that Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Despite Biden’s established record of failure on foreign policy, Obama selected him to be the “point man” on Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan and China due to his 30 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

As the hapless Biden campaigns to be the nation’s next commander-in-chief, we continue to see the fallout from Obama’s unfortunate choice.

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University Students, Faculty, Sorority Start GoFundMe for Rioter Arrested in Lancaster

Multiple students, student groups, and even faculty members have expressed their support for an online fundraiser attempting to pay for the legal fees of one of the rioters arrested in Lancaster, Pennsylvania over the weekend, as reported by Breitbart.

The rioter in question is 20-year-old Kathryn Patterson, a sorority girl who was among the 13 arrested over the weekend on charges of arson, institutional vandalism, rioting, and obstructing highways, among other charges. She, like the other 12 who have been arrested, is currently being held on a bail of $1 million.

Barbara Altmann, the president of Franklin and Marshall College where Patterson is a student, voiced her support for the effort to pay off Patterson’s legal fees in an Instagram post on Tuesday. Altmann said that “our community is hurting” and that “we all mourn the loss of the life of Mr. Munoz.” Altmann then declared that she “stands by our students’ constitutional right to protest,” and thanked the students “for creating a GoFundMe page to assist Kat and her family; many in our community will be contributing.” Altmann’s post makes no reference to the violence that occurred that night, of which Patterson was a part.

The link was also shared by Patterson’s sorority, Kappa Delta, which Patterson admitted to joining so that she could “surround [myself] with strong, passionate, like-minded women.” The sorority’s Instagram post promoting the GoFundMe falsely described Munoz’s death as a “wrongful murder,” falsely called her arrest “wrongful” and described the charges as “excessive,” and claimed, without evidence, that Patterson was “working as a medic to help out the protesters.” The post also confirmed that the fund was set up by the sorority in conjunction with the school’s Black Student Union, even though Patterson is White. The fund has currently raised only about $49,000, well short of the $1 million needed to even pay her bail, let alone cover the rest of her coming legal fees.

Patterson participated in the violent riots that broke out in protest of the justified police shooting of a deranged man, Ricardo Munoz, after he charged at officers with a knife in hand. Police body camera footage confirmed that Munoz attempted to attack the officers after multiple warnings, which led to his fatal shooting. Munoz was already set to face trial for stabbing four different people in a knife attack last year.

But the rioters, affiliated with the far-left terror groups Black Lives Matter and Antifa, attempted to label his death as another example of “racial injustice.” They threw objects, including bricks and glass bottles, at police officers, damaged police vehicles, and smashed the windows of a police precinct. The police ultimately declared a riot and used tear gas to disperse the crowd, eventually arresting 13 of the rioters, including a teenager. A district judge then set their bail at $1 million each, as all of them face felony charges related to the riot.

 

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Military Commander Says No Proof has Been Established for ‘Russian Bounties’ Story

A top commander of American troops in Afghanistan admitted in a recent interview that the intelligence community has still been unable to confirm reports that Russia allegedly paid the Taliban to kill American soldiers in the region, according to NBC News.

General Frank McKenzie made the statements in an interview with NBC, admitting that “it just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me. We continue to look for that evidence. I just haven’t seen it yet.”

The claim that Russia supposedly offered bounties to terrorists in the region for dead American soldiers immediately became an attack point for many Democrats and anti-Trump critics against the president, claiming that it was somehow proof that President Trump doesn’t care about the troops and is too closely aligned with Russia. President Trump has denied the story altogether, which led to confirmation bias among his critics who took his denial as further proof that he was aligned with Russia.

McKenzie expanded upon his original statements by emphasizing that the intelligence was simply not there, saying that while “what they presented to me [was] very concerning…I just couldn’t see the final connection, so I sent my guys back and said, look, keep digging.” Other military officials, on condition of anonymity, have backed up McKenzie’s assessment that not enough evidence exists to support the theory, or to subsequently justify any retaliatory action against Russia or the Taliban.

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Facebook Incorrectly Flags Trump Campaign Video of Biden as ‘False’

A video posted to Facebook by the Trump campaign-affiliated group Latinos for Trump was incorrectly flagged as “false” by the social media giant, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

The video featured former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a campaign event in Florida. Biden attempted to express his support for Hispanic Heritage month by playing “Despacito” from his phone into the microphone at the podium for a few seconds, which subsequently was widely panned in the media and on social media as out-of-touch and blatant pandering.

The Latinos for Trump page simply reposted the video with the caption “I wonder why he’s struggling with Hispanics?” However, Facebook randomly and inexplicably put a “fact-check” shroud over the post, declaring that the post “has no basis in fact.”

Facebook’s labeling of the post refers to a report by the far-left outlet PolitiFact, which claimed that the video in question had deliberately manipulated audio. However, PolitiFact’s report was in reference to a tweet that was retweeted by President Donald Trump himself, clearly meant as a joke, in which the audio is edited to sound like Biden is playing the rap song “F*** the Police.” Although the audio was the correct and original audio in the Facebook post, Facebook censored it anyway.

The censoring is the latest act of election interference by Facebook, which, like the rest of its colleagues in Big Tech, is actively trying to prevent President Trump’s re-election.

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Morning Greatness: A.G. Barr Delivers Some Sedition Smackdown

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president participates in a credentialing ceremony for newly appointed ambassadors to Washington, D.C.
  • President Trump delivers remarks at the White House Conference on American History
  • The president delivers remarks at a Great American Comeback Event Mosinee, WI

Bill Barr wants to lay the beat down on these violent insurrectionists

Attorney General William Barr suggests charging violent protesters with sedition

Barr says calls for coronavirus lockdown are the ‘greatest intrusion on civil liberties’ other than slavery in US history

Seattle mayor says Barr’s suggestions to charge her are ‘chilling’

Barr: A COVID-19 lockdown would be ‘greatest intrusion on civil liberties’ since slavery

Barr asked prosecutors to explore charging Seattle mayor over protest zone: report

Attorney General William Barr accuses some DOJ prosecutors of becoming ‘headhunters’

 

Election news:

Facebook Censors Unedited Video of Biden Posted by Trump Campaign

Michigan court upholds mass mailing of absentee ballot applications

House panel advances bill to ban Postal Service leaders from holding political positions

Your ballot is totally safe in the mail. National postal mail handlers union endorses Biden

Bail Fund Promoted By Kamala Harris Helped Man Accused Of Sexually Penetrating A Child

 

Riots/protests/Black Lives Matter/ crime:

44 percent of high earners have considered leaving New York City: poll

Minnesota man facing terrorism charges

GOP Senators To Introduce Act Creating Federal Penalties For Criminals Who Target Law Enforcement With Violence

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Minneapolis City Council alarmed by crime surge after defunding police

WAT. Second Parkland cop reinstated after being fired for 2018 school shooting response

National Guard major: Military police asked about using ‘heat ray’ against DC protesters

Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in Texas cathedral destroyed

Reward for wanted gunman who shot 2 Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies grows to nearly $300,000

University Promotes GoFundMe for Girl Facing Charges of Arson, Rioting

 

Coronavirus news:

Joe Biden calls for COVID-19 vaccine plan, admits he didn’t read Trump’s

CDC head Robert Redfield walks back Senate testimony claim on COVID-19 vaccine

Chris Rock rips Pelosi, Dems: ‘You let the pandemic come in’ during impeachment

California rabbi’s attorneys weighing legal action over LA County restricting holiday dinners

This is fantastic! CNN editor deletes coronavirus tweet after being fact-checked by Alex Berenson, other critics

LOL. Trump’s not bothering to hide his political interference in vaccine push

 

Other morsels:

Illinois Dem Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

162 House Dems Vote Against Measure to Combat Anti-Semitism

SCUM. Senate Republicans signal openness to working with Biden

Another SCUM. Peter Strzok Says History Will See Him As A Patriot, Doubles Down On Russian Collusion

Iranian nationals indicted in hacking of U.S. networks

Kentucky man traveled to Illinois with dismembered body in suitcases after homicide, police say

Kushner cancels interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell after saying Abraham Accords is ‘not Middle East peace’

U.S. commander: Intel still hasn’t established Russia paid Taliban ‘bounties’ to kill U.S. troops

 

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Report: AG Barr Pushes for Sedition Charges Against Violent Rioters

Attorney General William Barr advised federal prosecutors in a conference call last week to consider charging the rioters and insurrectionists who committed violent crimes at demonstrations this year with sedition, the New York Times reported.

Barr told the feds on the call that they needed “to crack down on rioting, looting, assaults on law enforcement officers and other violence committed” during the riots that were sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, who died in police custody in May.

The attorney general mentioned sedition as part of a list of possible federal statutes that prosecutors could use to bring charges, including assaulting a federal officer, rioting, use of explosives and racketeering, according to the people familiar with the call. Justice Department officials included sedition on a list of such charges in a follow-up email.

Barr also reportedly asked the Justice Department to consider charging Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for allowing left-wing agitators to establish the odious Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone (CHOP), also known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. The “woke” inhabitants of “autonomous zone” terrorized the neighborhood and stunk up the place until people started getting killed. Then the cockamamie police-free experiment was shut down.

Barr’s “highly unusual suggestions” “alarmed” some of the attorneys on the call, according to two sources, who wanted to remain anonymous “because they feared retribution.”

NYT reporter Katie Benner could not resist the temptation to editorialize in her straight news story.

The most extreme form of the federal sedition law, which is rarely invoked, criminalizes conspiracies to overthrow the government of the United States — an extraordinary situation that does not seem to fit the circumstances of the unrest in places like Portland, Ore., and elsewhere in response to police killings of Black men.

Benner can be forgiven if she hasn’t kept up with the agenda of the antifa radicals who’ve been fomenting violent insurrection at “peaceful protests” all over the nation since May. After all, she likely gets the bulk of her news from the New York Times, which has yet to cover the situation honestly.

In reality, the circumstances in Portland and elsewhere are part of a rather extraordinary conspiracy by far-left organizers to overthrow the government of the United States. And the militants are actually quite open about it, as Portland-based journalist Andy Ngo recently noted in the Spectator.

“We are witnessing glimmers of the full insurrection the far-left has been working toward for decades,” Ngo wrote.

The destruction of businesses we’re witnessing across the US is not mere opportunism by looters. It plays a critical role in antifa and BLM ideology. Their stated goal is to abolish capitalism. To do that, they have to make economic recovery impossible. Antifa sees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to exploit an economically weakened America during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s Going Down, one of the most popular antifa blogs in North America, tweeted on Friday

’10 years from now, people won’t look back and ask: “Why did it explode in 2020?” Massive unemployment while the rich rake in billions from tax-cuts + bailouts, the earth on the brink of collapse + police murdering people daily. Instead they’ll ask: “Why didn’t it happen sooner?”‘

The riots could cost insurance companies $1 billion to $2 billion — potentially record-setting insured losses, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

In January of this year, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released several videos stemming from an investigation into socialist candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Multiple Sanders staffers in Iowa and South Carolina spoke of the violent insurrection that was coming if Bernie was not elected in 2020. All of the Marxists were infatuated with the idea of putting Trump supporters in Soviet style Gulogs and taking “extreme actions” against capitalists.

Bernard B. Kerik, former police commissioner of the New York City Police Department, told The Epoch Times that he believes the antifa/BLM riots are  “a radical, leftist, socialist attempt at revolution.”

Operations including coordination, equipment, and travel costs would likely cost “tens of millions of dollars,” Kerik said. A friend of his, an FBI agent, told him she was at Newark airport on May 29 where she observed “probably 25 of these Antifa kids walking in through the airport.”

“They’re coming from other cities,” he said. “That cost money. They didn’t do this on their own. Somebody’s paying for this.”

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, said that outside radical groups have organized scouts, medics, and even supply routes of weapons “for breakaway groups to commit vandalism and violence.”

Miller said the militants plan for violence in advance, using encrypted communications.

Mike Griffin, a longtime political activist from Minneapolis, said he noticed people he’d never seen before demonstrating, including “well-dressed young white men in expensive boots carrying hammers and talking about torching buildings.”

“I know protests, I’ve been doing it for 20 years,” he told The New York Times. “People not affiliated with the protests are creating havoc on the streets.”

Communism expert Trevor Loudon, meanwhile, told The Epoch Times that Antifa is only one part of the picture, noting that “every significant communist or socialist party in the United States has been involved in these protests and riots from the beginning.”

According to Loudon, “Communist Party USA, Liberation Road, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Democratic Socialists of America, Revolutionary Communist Party, Workers World Party, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation” have been involved, among others.

Arsonists have been caught deliberately starting fires on the West coast, and it is likely that at least some of them will turn out to be left-wing activists.

Indeed, a Washington man with a history of left-wing agitation was arrested last Wednesday after he was caught starting a fire in the brush along a highway near Tacoma.

“Militant antifa cells across the country mobilized to aid BLM rioters,” Andy Ngo explained on Twitter. “Every part of the rioting has a purpose. Fires destroy economy. Riots can overwhelm police & even military. All of it leads to a destabilized state if maintained.”

 

 

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Fox News ‘Outnumbered’ Hosts Cut Off Newt Gingrich After He Links George Soros to Violent Riots

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich found himself clearly “outnumbered” on Fox News Wednesday morning when he was shushed by the hosts for invoking the name of left-wing hedge fund billionaire George Soros.

The “Outnumbered” panel was discussing the costly impact months of race riots have had on small businesses in riot-torn communities, when Gingrich tried to point out that Soros can be linked to much of the destruction.

“Look, the number one problem in almost all of these cities is George Soros elected left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich explained.

Indeed, it has been widely reported in the media—including Fox News!—that Soros poured millions of dollars into getting far-left district attorneys elected.

These Marxist DAs are responsible for the lax catch and release policies that allow violent rioters back on the streets day after day, allowing them to continue their campaign of destruction.

“Just yesterday,” Gingrich noted, “they put someone back on the street who’s wanted for two different murders in New York City.”

He pointed out that Joe Biden has publicly supported these “progressive district attorneys,”  and stressed that they were “overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’ money.”

“They’re a major cause of the violence we’re seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back out into the street,” Gingrich correctly noted.

“I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” Outnumbered panelist Melissa Francis chastised.

“He paid for it! ” the former speaker shrugged.

“No he didn’t!” former Obama State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf chimed in. “I agree with Harris that George Soros doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation,” she added.

After a long and awkward pause, the baffled Gingrich said, “okayyy … so it’s verboten.”

After another long and awkward pause, Faulkner said, “okay. we’re going to move on.”

Incredibly, as Ace of Spades noted, none other than Fox News on July 30 published a report on the Soros connection to the far-left DAs.

District attorneys and current candidates whose campaigns benefited from the work of left-wing organizations — including ones backed by liberal billionaire George Soros — are now pushing for new practices that could see sharp reductions in prosecutions and incarcerations.Soros, through the Justice & Public Safety PAC and other groups, has been spending millions of dollars on prosecutorial races in recent years, with a number of beneficiaries making headlines since their elections.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who was boosted by Soros in her campaign, drew controversy when she announced her office was bringing felony charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who brandished guns outside their home as protesters marched by in June.

Another high-profile prosecutor who has been backed by Soros in the past is Cook County, Ill. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Foxx drew national attention when she dismissed the case against actor Jussie Smollett, who had been accused of faking a hate crime attack against himself. The case was later taken over by a special prosecutor who filed new charges.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, another beneficiary of Soros-tied contributions, recently defended the movement to defund police. In a discussion with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., earlier in July, Boudin questioned whether money going to police was the most effective use of taxpayer dollars.

Since then, the corporate media has worked hard to portray the indisputable fact that Soros poured money into the communist DAs as an “antisemitic conspiracy theory,” intimidating the weak-willed into silence.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story indicated that Harris Faulkner had chastised Gingrich for “bringing Soros into this.” That person was actually Outnumbered panelist Melissa Francis.

 

 

 

 

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Iowa Bar Owner Arrested for Ignoring Social-Distancing Rules

The owner of an Iowa bar named the Pour Bastards Pub pub has been charged for not following the state-issued guidelines for social distancing, New York Post reports.

On Sept. 4, Newton police returned to the pub after a previous warning in August, officers found there was no social distancing at the bar and no clear distinction between groups. When officers approached the bar owner, Charles King with a copy of the guidelines, King said his customers were adults and it was their responsibility if they wanted to come to the bar they could. He also expressed his disagreement with the guidelines. When officers attempted to serve charges to King, he ripped through the paper with a pen and ripped the paper off the officers’ clipboard, according to a police report.

The bar owner attempted to return to the bar and was ordered not to do so. Officers grabbed King by the shirt to direct him back out in front of the bar where he was told he was under arrest. King became resistant and refused to put his hands behind his back.

King was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail and additionally charged for struggling with the police who arrested him and two counts of possession of contraband in a correctional institution when he was allegedly found with a vape cartridge that contained 87.2 percent THC and .2 percent CBD, the paper said.

King was released on a $5,600 bond with his initial appearance set for Sept. 29., the paper said.

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Progressives Launch Another Facebook Boycott

A coalition of civil rights groups including the NAACP and Anti-Defamation League is hosting a “week of action” on Instagram to demand Facebook “address racism, hate and disinformation on its platform,” according to a press release.

The Stop Hate for Profit campaign which led a boycott that saw some of the world’s biggest companies pull their ads from Facebook in July announced Monday a week of new action against the company, CNN Business reports.

Civil rights groups are calling on companies and high profile users to stop posting on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, today to protest its parent company’s handling of hate and its allowing politicians to  lie in political ads.

Announcing the campaign on Monday morning, the groups focused on Facebook’s alleged failure to remove a page that encouraged armed Americans to take to the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the shooting of Jacob Blake.

“Facebook wants you to believe that the company’s role in the death of the protestors in Kenosha was just an ‘operational mistake.’ But it wasn’t. It is just the latest casualty of Facebook’s choices designed to maximize profits,” the coalition said in a statement.

The other groups in the coalition include Color of Change, Common Sense Media, Free Press, Sleeping Giants and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) . The Stop Hate for Profit campaign is meant to push Facebook to do something about the ‘hate speech’  on its platform by hitting the company where it makes its money, advertising, according to their website.

“Our organizations as well as other experts have been warning Facebook for years about the problem of dangerous, potentially violent groups and individuals using Facebook. But time and time again they’ve failed to listen,” the group said.

“In response to Facebook’s continued role in undermining democracy and sowing division, individuals will be asked to freeze Instagram for a day and post a series of coordinated messages in unison on their social media accounts this week,” they added.

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Patagonia Uses New Clothes Tags: ‘Vote the A**holes Out’

Vote the a**holes out” is Patagonia’s latest explicit message to its customers, found on the tags in its newest line of shorts, CNN reports.

The California based outdoor clothing company known for its social activism is calling on customers to vote against candidates who deny the existence of climate change: ‘Vote the a–holes out” is now being woven into the labels of its Regenerative Organic Stand-Up Shorts for men and women, NBC News reported Tuesday. A photo of the tag went viral on Twitter as a trending topic.

“We have been standing up to climate deniers for almost as long as we’ve been making those shorts,” Corley Kenna, a Patagonia spokesperson, told CNN Business. The brand began making the shorts in 1973.

Patagonia CEO Yvon Chouinard has been saying “vote the a**holes out” for several years, the spokesperson said. “It refers to politicians from any party who deny or disregard the climate crisis and ignore science.”

Cnn Business reports, “Brad Wieners, Patagonia’s director of copy, tweeted that the company is teaming up with BallotReady to encourage people to vote, staying true to the tag’s message.” Patagonia worked with BallotReady in the last election to provide their customers with a nonpartisan voter guide they could use to compare stances on the environment.

The company outlines its plan on its election site: “We need to elect climate leaders. The 2020 US Senate races will have a significant, long-lasting impact on the strength of our nation’s climate policies and the existence of our wild

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Pennsylvania Judge Sets $1 Million Bail for Each of the Lancaster Rioters

Following a violent riot in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a district judge ordered that the bail for each arrested rioter be set at $1 million, as reported by Breitbart.

The riots broke out in the small southeastern town following the fatal police shooting of Ricardo Munoz, who charged at officers with a knife, as confirmed by the officers’ body camera footage. Munoz already had a dangerous criminal history, and was facing trial for allegedly attacking four different people with a knife last year.

But Black Lives Matter and Antifa nevertheless made Munoz a martyr and began causing violence and destroying police property in response to the shooting. Rioters threw numerous objects, including bricks and glass bottles, at officers, damaged police vehicles, and smashed the windows on a police precinct. After police declared a riot and attempted to disperse the crowd of over 100 using tear gas, 12 of the rioters were ultimately arrested.

The 12 arrested rioters all face felony charges such as arson, riot, and criminal conspiracy, and are currently being held at the Lancaster County Prison. One minor, a 16-year-old, is also facing charges in relation to the riot, including possession of instruments of crime, propulsion of missiles onto a roadway, and institutional vandalism.

Magisterial District Judge Bruce Roth made the order that each of their bails be set at $1 million, which drew criticism from far-left activists, as well as the state’s Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman (D-Pa.). A far-left so-called advocacy group, “Lancaster Stands Up,” declared that the bail was “a politically-motivated attack on the movement for police reform and accountability,” while Lieutenant Governor Fetterman called the decision “self-evidently unconstitutional.”

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New Survey Shows Startling Lack of Holocaust Knowledge Among Young New Yorkers

A new survey questioning young voters in New York on their knowledge of the Holocaust revealed several staggering numbers, including how many young voters support neo-Nazi views or don’t believe certain elements of the Holocaust, as reported by the New York Post.

The poll, conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (CJMCAG), was aimed at Millennials and Generation Z, the two youngest generations in America today. Among the most shocking numbers was the fact that 20 percent of this demographic in New York believe that Jews themselves caused the Holocaust.

Other numbers included are the fact that 58 percent of young voters can’t name a single concentration camp, while 60 percent did not know that the total number of Jews killed in the Holocaust was approximately 6 million. Another 34 percent believe that the number of people killed has been “greatly exaggerated,” and 62 percent said they have never visited a Holocaust museum in the United States. Lastly, 28 percent of the age demographic in New York consider it acceptable to hold “neo-Nazi” views, according to the survey.

Gideon Taylor, President of the CJMCAG, described the results as “both shocking and saddening,” and added that “they underscore why we must act now while Holocaust survivovrs are still with us to voice their stories.”

“We need to understand why we aren’t doing better in educating a younger generation about the Holocaust and the lessons of the past,” Taylor continued. “This needs to serve as a wake-up call to us all, and as a road map of where government officials need to act.”

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Filmmaker Judd Apatow Says China has ‘Bought’ Hollywood’s Silence

Renowned comedic director Judd Apatow admitted in a recent interview that China has effectively “bought” Hollywood’s silence with regards to China’s numerous crimes against humanity, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Apatow made the remarks in an interview on MSNBC, saying that “instead of us doing business with China and that leading to China becoming more free, what has happened is…China has bought our silence with their money. They have just completely shut down critical content about human-rights abuses in China.”

Apatow, most well-known for comedies such as “Superbad,” “Talladega Nights,” and “Anchorman,” has been one of the very few filmmakers in Hollywood who has been unafraid to criticize China and its Communist government, previously remarking that “it is shameful that no US companies and very few politicians speak up about concentration camps in China.”

China’s influence over the filmmaking industry has come under greater scrutiny in recent weeks, particularly after the release of Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan.” The film had already faced controversy for its lead actress, Liu Yifei, voicing her support for the Chinese government’s crackdown on the Hong Kong protesters. Most recently, the film came under fire for its end credits thanking a local Chinese bureaucracy that is directly responsible for running a concentration camp for Uighur Muslims.

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Morning Greatness: Media Frets About Maskless Abraham Accords Signing

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president participates in a High Holy Days Call with Jewish Leaders
  • President Trump has lunch with the Vice President
  • The president delivers remarks at National Republican Congressional Committee Battleground Dinner

Historic peace agreement signed, media alarmed about maskless attendees

Oh the humanity! The Trump Administration brokered a peace deal between Bahrain, the UAE and Israel and the killjoys on the clown networks were squeaking about social distancing and mask etiquette at the signing ceremony. CNN, the Karen network, has made a list of all the rule-breakers.  J’ACCUSE!

CNN spotted several attendees at the signing without a mask, including Republican National Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana.

A number of senior level staff at the White House, including Vice President Mike Pence, also opted to go maskless. Several Cabinet secretaries were also seen without masks, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, Attorney General Bill Barr and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

CNN did see a few Cabinet secretaries — Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — wear and then remove masks during the ceremony.

This is their schtick, their gimmick, their snake oil so they can avoid talking about the substance of a successful agreement. You can really tell who of the “interagency consensus” crowd and their foreign policy industry handmaidens want to see the dumpster fire Middle East sorted out by their (lack of) enthusiasm for the Accords. By any measure this is a great thing, the better the relationships are between Middle Eastern countries, the better for everyone, right? But the swampy detractors have long pretended that unless we got the “Palestinians” to sign on to an agreement, all the other Arab countries couldn’t have a relationship with Israel. Trump blew that up, he blew up their “smart people” policy. Strategically, the Abraham Accords are just magnificent. The more non-bat shit crazy Arab countries sign on to normalize relationships with Israel, the more marginalized the nutters get. So if the “Palestinians” or Iran do not want to come to the table to sort their mess out then we will get the party started without them. Bye Felicia.

And it gets worse. “President Donald Trump expects ‘seven or eight or nine’ additional Arab states to sign peace agreements with Israel in the near future, including Saudi Arabia, he announced Tuesday during a White House ceremony.”

Wolf Blitzer of CNN, the Karen network, spoke with Jared Kushner about the agreement or rather, the spoke to Jared about the mask situation.

“It’s still very worrisome to see all those of folks so close together, even if they’re outside, not wearing masks, not social distancing,” Blitzer belched up to Kushner.

“I will say, Wolf, I didn’t hear you and CNN being that worried when you saw people out there, you know, doing protesting in different ways,” Kushner fired back, referring to social justice riots that have taken place nationwide over the past several months.

“We were plenty worried about that as well,” Blitzer lied.  No you weren’t.

 

Election news:

Florida Dems ‘Aghast’ at Biden’s Performance With Latinos

Florida Man Angry Kamala Harris Visited Restaurant

Utah, Nevada officials: USPS sent voters wrong information about mail-in voting

Trump Defends Record In ABC Town Hall Event With Uncommitted Voters

Burn it down. Toxic intel feud dooms pre-election hearing on global threats

Harris, Newsom blame climate change for California fires following Trump visit

Biden says he’s worried about Trump’s ‘insurrection’ talk in Spanish-language interview

Biden panned for playing ‘Despacito’ at Hispanic Heritage Month event

Riot-zone voters back Trump 2-1, and most say violence affects vote

 

Riots/protests/Black Lives Matter/crime:

Louisville officials detail $12M settlement with family of Breonna Taylor

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza In 2015: Capitalism Must Be Abolished For Black Lives To Matter

Woman accused in Seattle police machete attack may be behind motel fire

Trump defends ‘MAGA’ when asked when America was great for black Americans

Virginia police cruiser shot multiple times with officer inside

Fantastic! Trump admin shuts down CDC training that purportedly flouted executive order on critical race theory

Portland protester charged with pointing ‘high-powered laser’ into officer’s eye

Judge Sets Bail at $1 Million Each for Alleged Lancaster Rioters

 

Coronavirus news:

HHS chief overrode FDA officials to ease testing rules

Trump says he doesn’t think he could’ve done more to stop virus spread

Iowa bar owner arrested for flouting social-distancing rules

Texas woman fraudulently submitted Paycheck Protection Program loan applications for nearly $2M, DOJ says

Bill Gates says the FDA lost credibility during pandemic

Apology, no firing: Official said US scientists hurt Trump

Texas Board of Education rejects proposed LGBTQ lessons as part of sex education revision

 

Other morsels:

U.S. Warns Against Travel to China and Hong Kong

Hollywood Director Judd Apatow: ‘China Has Bought Our Silence’

DHS IG won’t investigate after watchdog said Wolf, Cuccinelli appointments violated law

Of course. Trump’s tariffs on China violated law, trade body says

Caputo apologizes to HHS staff, signals desire for medical leave

Nearly 20 percent of Millennials, Gen Z in NY believe Jews caused the Holocaust: Survey

Chinese firm collects data of US leaders, military

Alan Dershowitz files $300 million defamation suit against CNN

New Patagonia tags: ‘Vote the a**holes out’

Group that led Facebook boycott is back with new action

Twitter and Facebook shut down accounts linked to youth conservative group’s misleading social media campaign

Debra Messing Calls Trump ‘Rapist,’ ‘Pedophile’ and Receives No Twitter Fact Check

 

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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New J.K. Rowling Book Attracts Transgender Criticism

J.K. Rowling raised controversy and allegations of transphobia on social media upon the release of her new novel’s serial-killer character, a man who dresses as a woman to stalk his victims, The Hill reported.

The criticism follows the “Harry Potter” author’s earlier remarks about the transgender community.

“Troubled Blood,” is to be published Tuesday as the fifth installment in the “Cormoran Strike” detective series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the soon to be released book prompted a backlash on social media, with the hashtag #RIPJKRowling trending on Twitter.

 

Rowling, 55, referred to as a “TERF,” or a trans-exclusionary radical feminist by her critics was accused last year of making transphobic comments when she tweeted her support for a researcher who opposed government reform that would make it easier for trans people to change their legal sex. In June the author mocked an opinion piece that referred to “people who menstruate.”

“I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing numbers who seem to be detransitioning (returning to their original sex), because they regret taking steps that have, in some cases, altered their bodies irrevocably, and taken away their fertility,” she wrote.

“All I’m asking — all I want — is for similar empathy, similar understanding, to be extended to the many millions of women whose sole crime is wanting their concerns to be heard without receiving threats and abuse,” Rowling said.

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Judge Rules Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus Shutdown Orders Unconstitutional

A federal Judge on Monday ruled Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) coronavirus restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, the Associated Press reported.

U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV ruled in favor of several local counties and businesses that included hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, a farmer’s market vendor, a horse trainer and several Republican officeholders who sued as individuals, according to Breitbart.

The federal lawsuit was filed against Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

Stickman, an appointee of President Donald Trump, wrote in his ruling that the Wolf administration’s pandemic policies have been overreaching, arbitrary and violated citizens’ constitutional rights.

Liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution cannot be subordinated even during times of an emergency, Judge Stickman IV wrote in his opinion, and the Constitution cannot accept the concept of a “new normal.”

The efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus “were undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” Stickman wrote. “But even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.”

Previous rulings have rejected several challenges to Wolf’s coronavirus orders for businesses to close down during the pandemic.

Since the lawsuit was filed in May, Wolf lifted many of the restrictions allowing businesses to reopen and canceling the statewide stay-at-home order, however his administration maintained capacity restrictions and limitations on alcohol sales at bars and restaurants. The state also imposed a gathering limit of more than 25 people for events held indoors and more than 250 people for those held outside.

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Trump: If ‘Weak’ Biden Can Vote in Person, ‘Any American Can Do It’

President Donald Trump in a tweet Monday lambasted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who has been the advocate of mail-in-voting, for casting his vote at a polling station, according to Fox News.

“Did you see where Joe Biden — as Weak, Tired, and Sleepy as he is, went to a Polling Place today in Delaware (of course!) to VOTE!? If Biden can do it, any American can do it,” Trump tweeted.

The president has insisted that mail-in voting is rife with fraud while Biden has promoted the idea that “voting by mail is safe and secure.” Biden has even called out Trump for requesting a mail-in ballot for the Florida primary back in August.

Fox News reported Ken Farnaso, the Trump 2020 Campaign deputy national press secretary, said at the time that Biden is “disingenuously misleading millions of Americans on universal vote-by-mail and absentee voting — they are not the same thing. Fundamentally changing how Americans vote 81 days before Election Day is inviting chaos into our election system.”